Wilmington police officer shot and wounded a PIT BULL that authorities said was acting in an aggressive manner near a school bus stop Friday morning.
According to officials, the incident happened around 7 a.m. at the intersection of 13th and Wright streets after officers received numerous complaints about aggressive pit bulls in the area.
An officer arrived on scene and observed several children waiting at the bus stop. The officer then encountered one of the dogs in the 1200 block of Wright Street.
A woman who lives on the 1200 block of Wright Street says she could hear the dogs barking early Friday morning.
"I heard the dogs really barking and I mean they were really barking," she explained. "And one voice, one dog sounded really heavy like it was an older dog and maybe some younger ones."
She later heard loud noises and decided to look outside of her window, that's when she saw the officer one scene.
"It sounded like maybe a gun and something hitting against metal," the woman said.
The officer tried to lure the dog away from the children, but it became aggressive and was shot.
Two other dogs were also observed in the area. The owner of the dogs was located and told police that they escaped their fenced in area by going under the house.
Officials said the injured dog is still alive and the investigation has been turned over to animal control.